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WHITWELL, John (fl 1815-1829)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/516
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WHITWELL, John (fl 1815-1829)
Date(s): 1815-1829
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 13 production units.
Name of creator(s): Whitwell | John | fl 1815-1829 | general merchant


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Whitwell, a general merchant, lived at 2 William Street, Blackfriars from 1819. Before that date he lived at 577 Kenterstein, Brussels for some time and continued to have links with English residents in Belgium thereafter. He may also have done accountancy work for some of his customers.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of John Whitwell, general merchant, comprising account books, 1815-22; memorandum books, 1819-20; letterbooks, 1817-1818 and 1821-1823; business diary, 1821-1822 and correspondence with business associates and family, 1819-1829.

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System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the firm of Collins, Dryland and Thorowgood via Berkshire Record Office and catalogued in 1956 by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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